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    Presbyterian Church In Canada - Program Coordinator Position

    September 8, 2021 Presbyterian Church In Canada


    The Presbyterian Church in Canada



    Life and Mission Agency
    Canadian Ministries

    Program Coordinator – New Worshipping Communities (Cyclical PCC)
    Part-time (2.5 days/week), 12-month Contract

    Canadian Ministries works with congregations and presbyteries in the areas of: new church development; church extension; rural and remote ministries; ministries with Indigenous Peoples; congregational development and transitions; evangelism; Christian education; youth; worship; leadership development.

    The Opportunity
    As the Program Coordinator for the New Worshipping Communities Initiative, you will help gather and support individuals who are discerning a call to become involved in starting new communities of faith as well as those in the early stages of gathering new communities as they take steps towards developing sustainable ministries. Join a team of three who encourage one another and help to strengthen and equip congregations and presbyteries across Canada to seek God’s will, embrace Christ’s teachings and participate in God’s redemptive work.

    Key Responsibilities
    Reporting to the Associate Secretary, Canadian Ministries, you will:

    • Develop and execute strategies to identify leaders of new worshipping communities within The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
    • Coordinate a training program to equip leaders in the areas of incarnational discipleship making, sustainability, monitoring, evaluation and communication.
    • Develop resources and materials to inspire presbyteries and synods to start new worshipping communities.
    • Organize and lead educational presentations and workshops about the development of new worshipping communities at congregational, presbytery and national levels.
    • Provide regular reports on the progress of the New Worshipping Communities Initiative and make recommendations to improve strategy, process and execution.
    • Coordinate administrative and financial aspects of the program and maintain summary of priority tasks.

    Professional Qualifications

    • Accredited degree from a university.
    • 5 years of relevant experience in church planting movements

    Skills desired

    • Knowledge of the landscape of church planting movements.
    • A relationship builder. Ability for creative, engaging, positive and meaningful communication with individuals and groups.
    • Ability to work effectively and produce results on several projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office and ability to use new technologies.

    Work requirements

    • Candidates from across Canada are welcome to apply.
    • Communicate regularly with the Associate Secretary, Canadian Ministries and other staff in the office.
    • You must be able to travel within Canada to make presentations and support participants in the program.
    • Criminal Records Check – Vulnerable Sector.

    Qualities needed to be effective in The Presbyterian Church in Canada

    • Knowledge of and respect for the beliefs, structure, programs and polity of The Presbyterian Church in Canada and able to speak knowledgeably and passionately about its mission and ministry.
    • Able to interact with all members of the community of The Presbyterian Church in Canada cheerfully, enthusiastically, courteously, patiently and with discretion.
    • An effective collaborator who can enrich the work of the team, while taking responsibility for specific deliverables.

    Please see attached for complete position description.

    What We Offer:
    The Presbyterian Church in Canada offers meaningful opportunities to make a positive impact on people and communities in Canada and around the world. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, caring and inclusive.

    The initial Fixed Term Agreement is for 12 months with the possibility of renewal.

    Salary for this part-time (2.5 day / week) position is $2,600 / month.

    To Apply:
    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter with the title “Program Coordinator – New Worshipping Communities” in the subject line to Colleen McCue, Senior Administrator (cmccue@presbyterian.ca)

    This posting will remain active until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021.

    The Presbyterian Church in Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We have an Accommodation Policy and accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their needs known to us.


    50 Wynford Drive, Toronto ON M3C 1J7 • 416-441-1111 or 1-800-619-7301 • presbyterian.ca




    The Presbyterian Church in Canada



    Life and Mission Agency
    Canadian Ministries

    Program Coordinator – New Worshipping Communities (Cyclical PCC)
    Part-time (2.5 days/week), 12-month Contract

    Position Title: Program Coordinator - New Worshipping Communities
    Position Type: Fixed Term Agreement (12 months), Part-time (2.5 days / week)

    Job Summary:
    Reporting to the Associate Secretary of Canadian Ministries, the Program Coordinator - New Worshipping Communities is responsible for coordinating, promoting, and ensuring the overall effectiveness of a national church-planting support initiative. The incumbent is a team player and effective communicator who is personable and respectful with a variety of stakeholders including staff, supporters, partners, and senior management.

    *The Presbyterian Church in Canada has partnered with Cyclical Inc, a church planting organization, to launch a church-planting initiative. Using the ‘Cyclical method’, this initiative gathers and supports individuals who are discerning a call to start new worshipping communities as well as those in the early stages of gathering new communities as they take steps towards developing sustainable ministries.


    Work Functions and Area Tasks and Responsibilities
    Program Coordination

    Coordinate a training program to equip leaders of new worshipping communities in the areas of incarnational discipleship, leadership, sustainability, and communication.

    Develop and coordinate a suite of skill building courses in the areas of financial sustainability, developing a ministry plan and other topics related to the sustainability of new ministries.

    Coordinate a coaching program to provide one-on-one support for participants.

    Support participants and coaches as needed.

    Coordinate strategies to encourage and support presbyteries and churches as they take steps towards beginning new worshipping communities.

    Prepare reports on the program for the Life and Mission Agency and General Assembly. This will involve information gathering, drafting, editing, and formatting.

    Participate in the organization of educational presentations and workshops with presbyteries and congregations, coordinate and contribute to national program events.

    Maintain weekly communication with Associate Secretary for Canadian Ministries and quarterly communication with Cyclical Inc. Executive Director.

    Maintain contact with network of leaders across the country.

    Develop strategic partnerships to advance the work of the network in partnership with the Associate Secretary and other stakeholders as necessary.

    Serve as an assessor at Discerning Innovative Leadership events as needed.

    Maintain a strong working relationship with all departments, partners, and stakeholders as necessary.

    Review, update and maintain partner and program files, both electronic and hard copy.

    Representation/ Communication

    Foster a strong public relations persona for the program.

    Develop communication plan to encourage presbyteries to start new worshipping communities.

    Develop sequenced protocols for communication and relationship building with presbyteries.

    Develop resources and materials that articulate a theological understanding in the Reformed Tradition of starting new worshipping communities.

    Assist in the creation of material regarding the program to be used in reports, newsletters, articles, mission moments, blogs, web and Facebook posts and stories for different Presbyterian and ecumenical media.

    Monitor the program webpage and social media to ensure information is up to date and relevant and suggest new content to Communications department for update.

    Respond promptly to requests for information and resources regarding the program.

    Administration

    Coordinate all administrative aspects of the program and maintain a schedule and summary of priority tasks.

    Coordinate the review of existing policies and develop new policies at the request of the Associate Secretary for presentation to the Life and Mission Agency Committee for approval.

    Attend and take minutes for advisory committees and working groups as assigned.

    Coordinate organization of and provide on-site support for Cyclical PCC meetings, conferences and events.

    Finance

    Contribute to budget planning and oversight of the program.

    Ensure that all cheque requisitions, expense claims, and wire transfers are processed in accordance with the financial procedures of the PCC.

    Other

    Research and keep abreast of information regarding programs about starting new worshipping communities.

    Other duties as requested by the Associate Secretary.


    Position Requirements:

    • Knowledge and respect for the beliefs, structure, programs, and polity of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
    • Post-secondary education and five years relevant experience.
    • Experience in program and event design, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
    • A relationship builder. Ability for creative, engaging, positive and meaningful communication with individuals and groups.
    • Excellent written, oral, and new media communication skills.
    • Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills.
    • Ability to work at several projects simultaneously and manage time according to established priorities with a results-oriented mindset.
    • Demonstrated commitment to work cooperatively and effectively and to contribute to a positive and supportive working environment.
    • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office and ability to use new technologies.
    • Ability to travel within Canada to make presentations and visit PCC partners as needed.
    • Knowledge and skill in the use of a variety of learning models.
    • Ability to interact with all members of the community of The Presbyterian Church in Canada cheerfully, enthusiastically, courteously, patiently and with discretion.
    • Sensitivity to cross-cultural situations.
    • Willingness to travel and work weekends, as required.
    • Criminal Records Check – Vulnerable Sector

    September 2021


    50 Wynford Drive, Toronto ON M3C 1J7 • 416-441-1111 or 1-800-619-7301 • presbyterian.ca